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Annual Survey 2020 (1)

NACCOM annual membership survey 2020 – how we use our members’ data to make an impact

At NACCOM, a key way that we work to end destitution is by gathering evidence on the needs of people requiring the services of our membership, due to failures in the immigration system that have left them homeless and destitute.   Such data, alongside the stories of people with lived experience of such injustices, informs our policy and campaign work whilst supporting the development of good […]

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Advocacy

NACCOM Covid-19 Advocacy – May update

Since the onset of the pandemic in the UK, alongside other organisations in the sector, NACCOM has been campaigning the Government to introduce some key policy changes in order to protect and support people with insecure migration status, those seeking asylum and refugees experiencing homelessness and destitution […]

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CAMPAIGNS

Advocacy round-up; updates on #LiftTheBan, the parliamentray debate on refugee move-on support, and the new Immigration Bill

Our Campaigns and Policy Coordinator, Jessie Seal, gives us an update on some key advocacy activity and developments from the last few weeks. Joint campaigns: #LiftTheBan This week, the #LiftTheBan coalition held their first meeting since the start of the new parliament. Some incredible work has been […]

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CAMPAIGNS

NACCOM Briefing: support for refugees after receiving an asylum decision. Help us tell the Government it’s time to extend the refugee move-on period

Nearly all new refugees in the UK experience a period of destitution after they have been granted status, as asylum support ends 28 days on from a positive decision, whilst the first payment of Universal Credit is not made for 35 days. This “in-built” period where no […]

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CAMPAIGNS

New British Red Cross report shows the cost benefit of extending the 28-day move-on period – but we must still champion the moral case too, writes Jessie Seal, NACCOM’s Policy and Campaigns Coordinator

New cost-benefit analysis shows that extending the refugee move-on period would save public money – but we must not lose sight of the moral case for changing a policy that leaves people ‘destitute by design’, writes Jessie Seal, NACCOM’s Policy and Campaigns Coordinator. “On Tuesday (18th February), […]

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New research by Women for Refugee Women shines a spotlight on the experiences of destitute women seeking asylum

The charity Women for Refugee Women has released some important new research looking into the experiences of asylum-seeking women in the UK. The new report, Will I ever be safe? Asylum-seeking women made destitute in the UK, features evidence from partners across the UK including NACCOM member […]

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CAMPAIGNS

NACCOM’s key asks – the five policies the next Government needs to adopt to #EndDestitution

Whatever the outcome of today’s General Election, NACCOM is asking the next Government to adopt these key policies to #EndDestitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants with no recourse to public funds. Hazel Williams, NACCOM’s National Director, commented: “Destitution has a devastating impact on the […]

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SECTOR NEWS

Scotland’s highest court rules ‘lock-change evictions’ are legal, putting many people seeking asylum at risk of homelessness

Last week, Scotland’s highest court ruled that lock-change evictions of people seeking asylum without court orders are legal. This means that those whose asylum claims have been refused can be evicted, putting them at immediate risk of homelessness at an extremely vulnerable point in their lives, and […]

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